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Thanatology, Study of Death & Dying


Certificate of Completion


Program Code: TS91

Program Overview

This program aims to promote awareness and understanding of death and how it affects individuals. Courses in the program focus on grief and bereavement issues, communication strategies and religious philosophies of dying and death from the perspective of both the dying and the bereaved. Graduates of this unique program will have the skills and experience to better understand, support and care for those facing or coping with death. The program is ideal for individuals who work with the terminally ill or their families and for those who provide support or assistance to those affected by death including police officers, teachers, paramedics, social workers and employees in hospitals, hospices, and long term care facilities. These courses would also help family, friends and caregivers of the dying or deceased cope with and manage death.

Courses

Compulsory

  • THAN 001: Introduction to Thanatology
  • THAN 002: Religious Beliefs, Traditions and Customs of Death
  • THAN 003: Mourning, Grief & Bereavement: Reactions and Responses to Death
  • THAN 004: Coping with Death: Counselling, Support Groups and Alternative Therapies
  • THAN 005: Learning from Death and Dying

How to Register

You are required to register for each individual course included in a CE program. You can register for a course by selecting it and following the instructions in the “How to Register” box.

Fees

Each CE program is comprised of a series of courses which may all have different fees. You are required to register for each course individually and pay the associated fees. Once you select the course, the fee is displayed in the “How to Register” box.

Contact Information

Humber Continuous Professional Learning Social & Community Services
416.675.6622 ext. 4554
cplcommunityservices@humber.ca

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Print/Download Date: February 2, 2023